Meet Dr. Aletha

I am Dr. Aletha, or sometimes called Dr. O, and

I am a family doctor .

Dr. Aletha Cress Oglesby, blogs at Watercress

Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

 My education and experience

I graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and  Family Medicine residency  and  am board certified in Family Medicine.

I have worked in a variety of settings-family practice clinic, hospital, emergency and urgent care clinics, nursing homes, rural and city.

Besides exploring health, I like to explore the world. With our sons, my husband and I took yearly summer vacations – to theme parks, national parks, historic sites, and winter snow ski trips. When they left home, my husband and I traded in our skis for ballroom dance shoes, took lessons, and now dance socially and in competitions.



We also donate time to worthy causes involving computer technology and medicine having travelled to numerous countries-VietNam, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, Panamá, Zanzibar, to name a few. We enjoy meeting, working with and learning from people in other cultures; we gain as much as we give.

My special professional and personal interests include

  • International health and humanitarian needs and projects
  • The Bible and Christian faith
  • Awareness, acceptance, and empowerment of persons with disabilities
  • United States military and veterans’ health
  • Understanding and improving the United States healthcare system
  • Ballroom dancing for social, mental, and physical health


Several years ago, upon the recommendation of a friend, I began using Arbonne skin care products. I liked using them  for myself and thought others would too. So I signed up to become an Arbonne Independent Consultant. You can learn more about that at my website.

I would love to know more about you, so contact me anytime through my social media accounts or use this contact form.